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A feature documentary about a grown man with a kid's dream who refuses to give up. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on June 1, 2012.

A feature documentary about a grown man with a kid's dream who refuses to give up.

About this project

5pm on June 1st is the deadline!!!

If we don't reach the $25,000, we receive no money and production on the film will have to stop.  

Please donate what you can today!!

Thank you for all your support!

Project

Dreams Don't Die follows Antoine Hood II, a charismatic U.S. Air Force Captain who works a desk job by day and spends the rest of his time calling agents and coaches, self-promoting and marketing with anyone who will listen, shooting 1000 jump shots a day in any gym he can find, and refusing to give up his childhood dream of playing professional basketball in the NBA.  

Current Status

At age 28, Antoine's NBA dream has a very real shelf life that grows closer to its end every day.  Time and again, Antoine has been on the verge of success, having made the preseason roster for the Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs in 2006 and 2011, only to be cut before the seasons began.  

Six years have passed since graduating from college as a known prospect and now at the age of many NBA veterans, Antoine's long awaited rookie season hangs in the balance of what time he has left.

In other words, the time is now!

Having recently signed with a well known sports agent and currently in the best physical shape of his life, Antoine is primed to make yet another run at NBA summer leagues and training camps in search of what so many have told him simply isn't going to happen.

This summer is a vital time for Antoine’s life, for the dream, and for the production of this documentary and we need your help to keep shooting!

How You Can Help

As Producer/Director/Cinematographer of the film, I have been following Antoine since October 2011 and personally financing the production thus far.

The purpose of this fundraising campaign is to guarantee production can continue through the fall of 2012.  With Antoine’s chances of success higher than ever, we have to be there with him throughout the process and need funding to secure additional crew, equipment, airfare, lodging, etc.

With your help, we can record the achievement of a dream 29 years in the making!

What If We Exceed The Goal?

If we can raise more than the $25,000, that would be a dream achieved in and of itself!  Any additional funding would go a long way toward paying for post-production, the editing of the film, and archival footage.  But for now, our main goal is to make sure production continues through October when NBA training camp starts up for the 2012-2013 season.


How Will The Money Be Spent?

All money donated to the production will be used as follows:

Production Costs:
Camera and Sound Equipment
Hard Drives
Crew
Airfare
Lodging
Transportation

Other Ways You Can Help

If you can’t make a monetary contribution today, please help spread the word about Antoine and the film.

For more information, you can check out these sites:
www.dreamsdontdiemovie.com
www.facebook.com/dreamsdontdiemovie
www.twitter.com/DDDMovie

A Message From Antoine Hood

I want my story to be one that inspires people to realize that we all have dreams.  You have to have hope to believe in them no matter what the circumstances may bring.  

This journey would have not been possible without my loving, supporting wife because God’s greatest gift is love and without it, we would cease to exist.  I will forever cherish our relationship and encourage you to do the same with the special people involved in your life.  Be blessed and always hold onto your dreams, but never negate your responsibilities.

Let your faith be stretched like never before!

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    Thank You on website and project updates. Facebook Cover Photo - "I Believe In Dreams"

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    Signed photo of Antoine Hood II, Thank You on website and project updates. Facebook Cover Photo - "I Believe In Dreams"

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    Signed Antoine Hood II jersey, Two tickets to film festival premiere (travel and lodging not included), Blu Ray DVD of the finished film, Special Thanks in film credits, Signed photo of Antoine Hood II, Thank You on website, and project updates. Facebook Cover Photo - "I Believe In Dreams"

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    Lunch with Antoine Hood II (travel and lodging not included), Signed Antoine Hood II jersey, Two tickets to film festival premiere (travel and lodging not included), Blu Ray DVD of the finished film, Special Thanks in film credits, Signed photo of Antoine Hood II, Thank You on website, and project updates. Facebook Cover Photo - "I Believe In Dreams"

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    Associate Producer credit on the film, Lunch with Antoine Hood II (travel and lodging not included), Signed Antoine Hood II jersey, Two tickets to film festival premiere (travel and lodging not included), Blu Ray DVD of the finished film, Special Thanks in film credits, Signed photo of Antoine Hood II, Thank You on website, and project updates. Facebook Cover Photo - "I Believe In Dreams"

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